SAS Working with Minors Information Form

Under Pennsylvania law (Act 153 of 2014, as amended by Act 15 of 2015), colleges and universities are required to perform background checks on all employees and others (including students and trainees) who provide school-sponsored programs or activities and who have “direct contact” with minors. “Minors” are defined as individuals under the age of 18 who are not matriculated students.  “Direct contact” for employees, students, and trainees is defined as (1) the care, supervision, guidance or control of minors, or (2) having routine interaction with minors. 

Any University employees, students, post-docs, or trainees who will have “direct contact” with these minors will be required to undergo the 3-part background check process required by Pennsylvania law.  This process includes a criminal check, a child abuse check, and an FBI fingerprint check.